Friday, January 06, 2012

What price is better than free?

I don't yet own a Kindle from Amazon but I have the application for my computer. This allows me to read and make notes from books on my computer. Super good for graduate school but wait that isn't all.

While surfing around today after buying my text books I discovered a pile of free books. Many of these books, quite applicable to this blog. One such book is THEE source material for Ancient Egypt... ok maybe not as correct as we would like and filled with some artistic license but if you have a Kindle or a Kindle application for your computer you can acquire An Account of Egypt by Herodotus for free. There are many other Egyptian related books to be found there as well. Some, admittedly better than others. However, if it is free there is no reason to not explore it. And unlike a book, with digital media no need to find someone to take the wayward text... one click and it is gone forever.

The best way to access this wealth of free books. Go to the Kindle store on, search for whatever subject you like and then sort by lowest price first. TADA! all the free books show up first. Just be wary some are listed free for Amazon Prime users and not so for us normal users.

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